Lincoln Home

If you are a group of 15 or more wishing to go on a tour of the Lincoln Home, you can tour free of charge, but ensure you schedule your visit in advance. If you cannot make it to the Home, take a virtual tour of the Lincoln home that collaborates with Google Arts and Culture.

Reinstated back to its 1860 appearance, this has brought to the fore much about Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was a husband, father, neighbor, and politician. 

Lincoln Home National Historic Site maintains the Springfield, Illinois home where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861 before being elected as the 16th President of the United States. The four blocks around the Home and a visitor center are part of the Presidential Memorial.

Lincoln’s son, Robert, gave the Home to Illinois in 1887. He felt it needed to be protected and preserved for future generations. Robert Lincoln did so with the condition that the Home remains well maintained and the public allowed to tour it free of charge.

At the moment, the Lincolns’ Home brings hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Admission to visit and tour the house is free, though tickets are issued first-come, first-served. The tour can last approximately 20-25 minutes, and in the Summer, you can get extended visits. National Park Service Rangers carry out visits of this national treasure.

If you prefer guided tours, get one at the Lincoln Home. Visitors envision the Lincoln family during the seventeen years they lived in the house on the corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets. You will get a peep into Lincoln’s life as a family man. Additionally, you will explore his growth as a successful lawyer and politician through the context of the Lincoln Home.

This 12-room Greek revival home is a famous national attraction. A ranger-led tour is a primary way to see inside this historic residence.

On April 15, 1865, an assassin’s bullet took the life of President Lincoln, forever changing the life of Mary Lincoln. She faced a lonely future and documented that she “could not bear to return to the scenes of the happiest times in my life without my family.”

Lincoln’s reputation and Home grew hand in hand, becoming a potent political symbol. Even today, presidents and presidential hopefuls make well-publicized pilgrimages to the Home.

The Home is open throughout the week. It is closed on New Year, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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